The Hero Dogs Are Here… with the American Humane Association and Betty White!
Come meet the hero dogs! Betty White shares the love right from the last Hero Dog Awards Red Carpet as we introduce this year’s Hero Dogs all vying for the Top Dog spot... to be announced at the star studded Hero Dog Awards in Beverly Hills. Hallmark brings us the televised event, and you can meet the Hero Dogs right here now along with our own Super Smiley, the National Spokes-Dog for the Hero Dog Awards and The Pet Lifestyle Coach®, Megan Blake.
The American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards™ were created in 2010 to celebrate the remarkable bond between dogs and people in a positive way.
This annual national competition searches out and recognizes America’s Hero Dogs, who unconditionally avail themselves to us in so many important ways, whether it’s saving lives on the battlefield, lending sight or hearing to a human companion, providing therapeutic support to children suffering from cancer, or just greeting us with a wagging tail at the end of a hard day.
Heroic hounds may be nominated by anyone at least 18 years of age in one of eight categories: Law Enforcement & Arson Dogs; Service Dogs; Therapy Dogs; Military Dogs; Guide Dogs; Search and Rescue Dogs; Hearing Dogs; and Emerging Hero Dogs (for ordinary dogs who do extraordinary things or are just heroes to us). Finalists in each category will be selected by the American public via online voting, and following the announcement of the eight finalists, the public and a special blue-ribbon celebrity judging panel will have the chance to name the top American Hero Dog of 2013.
Every finalist will be presented with a Hero Dog award for their feats of loyalty, bravery, and love, and win $1,500 for a selected charity partner. In addition, one finalist will walk away with top honors as the winning American Hero Dog for 2013, securing an additional $5,000 for their charity partner. The total approximate retail value of all prizes is $57,000 but the recognition is priceless.